Post-Operative Day 2

Daily Plan of Care: Day Two


  • You will continue with incentive spirometer to exercise your lungs.
  • Pain medicines will continue, as you need them.
  • IV fluids and antibiotics will be stopped.
  • Bandages frequently stay in place and are changed the day of discharge.
  • You will be given a laxative at bedtime if needed.
  • Compression boots will be worn to promote circulation and prevent blood clots. You may also have elastic stockings. The bladder catheter may be removed.
  • Lab tests may be done.
  • Your diet will be advanced as tolerated and fluids increased to prevent constipation.
  • If you have not already done so, encourage a family member or friend to come to the Hospital to review the next day’s discharge planning with a member of your health care team. Staff will provide a tentative discharge time so you can arrange for transportation home.


  • Progression of mobility, walking greater distance.
  • You will spend more time out of bed during the day.




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